Easy Chocolate Modak Recipe
Ganpati Bappa Moriya
Ganesha is the most loved God!
On account of a cooking competition, Ganesha has come visiting a month early to my home. Actually, He couldn’t resist the Easy Chocolate Modak Recipe I made today. And I am blessed to be offering Him this innovative Chocolate Modak. Ganesha is one of the most popular of Gods, in India and the innovative sculptures every year are amazing. Our Gods are not only Earthly they are also contemporary; you can see Ganesh idols holding a mobile phone or riding a bike. I decided to make a modern Modak for this modern and much loved Ganesha. Therefore, I made these No-Cook Chocolate Modak.
Legend of the Modak
We all know the legend of the Modak, but let me relate it again; legend goes that, in the first place, Goddess Parvati presented a divine Modak to Lord Shiva Ganesha. He is also called ‘Modapriya’ or the lover of Modaks. The dumplings stuffed with jaggery and sweet coconut are a delicacy. A visitor at Mount Kailash gifted a Modak to Parvati, who gave it to her sons and asked them to divide it amongst themselves. Both did not want to do that. Parvati then gave them a test. The test to circle the world thrice and the fastest would claim the delicious sweet. Kartik set off to circle the world, but clever Ganesha circled his parents thrice. This showed that they meant the world to him. Overwhelmed by his gesture, Parvati gave him the Modak. Since then, the Modak has been associated with Ganesha.
Variety of Modaks
We offer a variety of steamed and fried Modaks to Ganesha on Ganesh Chaturthi and I offered chocolaty ones. Ganesha is a real foodie and loves His food. “Chocolate Modak” is delicious. It is instant and looks marvellous. It is a very interesting, easy and no cook recipe which kids and adults will relish.
We all love chocolate and if you want to try other chocolate recipes of mine, try these Double Chocolate Muffins, Whole Wheat Pudding, or this yummy Oreo-Rosogulla pudding. Finally, let me share that this recipe of mine was adjudged as the winner @cookpad.in. Do try these Modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi and spread the joy of this lovable Elephant God.
Ingredients to make 10 Modaks
½ packet Marie biscuits.
1 packet Oreo chocolate biscuits.
4 tbsp Condensed Milk
1/4 cup butter melted
1/4 cup milk
1 cup fresh cream
1/4th cup chocolate
4 tbsp of Nutella
6 almond peeled and slivered.
Crush the Marie biscuits into powder in the blender. Keep aside.
Take the Oreo biscuits, and with a knife gently lift the cream layer from the centre. Crumble the biscuits with hand or in a blender. I blended both.
With a spoon, pour 2 tbsps Butter, milk and condensed milk on the Marie and Oreo powders. Mix nicely until crumbly. Now slowly add a little milk to bind each into a smooth dough.
Meanwhile, on a double boiler, heat the cream and blend in the chocolate and Nutella to form a satiny smooth Ganache.
How to Mould?
Take the Modak mould and press a ball of the dough neatly into the sides of the mould. Make a depression in the centre. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate Ganache and pipe it into the mould. Add 2 slivers of almonds and seal it with more dough.
Gently open the mould to reveal the perfect Chocolava Modak with the lava oozing out. The Modaks when opened, reveal a chocolaty interior which oozes out and is creamy to taste. Chocolate tastes heavenly to many people and I always say I have a chocolate tooth.
If you want to make The Avant-Garde and exotic modak, try it with blueberries, mascarpone cheese, peanut butter, other fruits, caramel or any ingredients that can you can mould.
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